New Jersey, 6th District
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This series, appropriately titled "Herod's Heroes," is intended to separate the wheat from the chaff by revealing those men and women, for whom we have voted, and who are not upholding the ideals God expects of His children. We cannot condone sin, and they are promoting the most vile of sin by being accomplices to the slaughter of millions of innocents in the womb. That is why, like the Judean king of Christ's time, who, out of political expediency and jealousy, tried to eliminate the Messiah by killing the first-born of every family, so also they are helping satan in killing God's precious ones sacrificed at the altar of the convenience of modern life. These "Herod's Heroes" are under the totally false misconception that a woman has the right to do with her body as she wants. Wrong! It is not hers, but rather God's. The body we have is merely a shell to hold our soul. The soul is forever; the body, as we are reminded on Ash Wednesday, will return to dust. Christ has said in Matthew 10: 28, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather be afraid of him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Today, we continue in the state of New Jersey where there are three pro-abort congressmen who proclaim they are Catholic; this in a state whose largest population are Catholic. The forty-sixth on the overall list of "Herod's Heroes" to date and the second in New Jersey is Frank Pallone, the Democratic Representative for the 6th District of New Jersey which covers the area of Jersey south of New York City from a narrow strip stretching south along the eastern seaboard to the west toward the interior part of the state. As an ally of satan through his uncompromising pro-abortion stance, he is enabling lucifer to "destroy both soul and body in hell." Through his actions he has become an enemy of God and the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a political statement on Pallone, but rather a moral statement; one he and his bishops should take very, very seriously.
Born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1951, Frank Pallone has made Long Branch his hometown all his life. Raised by mother and father who embraced the faith, and whose father was a Long Branch policeman, he attended Middlebury Coollege where he received a cum laude B.A. in 1973. A year later he earned his Masters from Tufts University and four years later a law degree from Rutgers. After a while in law, he was elected to the Long Branch City Council in 1982. A year later he was elected to the New Jersey State Senate while still serving on the City Council. After being re-elected in 1987, he ran for and won the 3rd District Seat from New Jersey in the House of Representatives at the age of 37. In 1992 the districts were remapped and the 6th Congressional District created. He is now in his eighth term on Capitol Hill.
You would think, with his own Catholic upbringing and his constant Catholic culture, and the fact that Catholics number one half of his total constituency, that he would have gone against the grain of his party and seek to do what is right when he was elected to the United States House. But noooo! Because of his party affiliation he was even more willing to turn his back on God than his fellow Democrats. What price politics?!
As a congressman he could do so much good, yet there have been no fruits because, through his action and record, he has steadily shown a disdain for the teachings of the Catholic Church and her mandate of upholding life in all stages. By his 100% pro-abort record - including voting not to ban the gruesome, hideous act of partial-birth abortion - he has shown an alarming consistency in voting for and legislating pro-abortion measures that empower the culture of death. He will have to answer to God for these transgressions against Christ's innocent ones as Jesus says in Matthew 25: 45, "'Amen I say to you, as long as you did not do it for one of these least ones, you did not do it for Me.' And these will go into everlasting punishment, but the just into everlasting life."
We ask him to repent of his ways, help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it became under the evil leadership of the Clinton administration. We ask him to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today the Party he is so proud of is so far Left that its members, who continue to promote abortion - murder in the womb, could very well be left out at the Heavenly gates when their time comes.
Is Congressman Pallone truly aware of that? We call on all to help him see the grave error of his ways and we call on his bishops in Trenton and in Washington D.C. to take firm, responsible action to assure that if he continues to persist in the sin, he will be banished from the Church for remaining a Catholic while carrying on the sin with no sign of repentance. It is truly a slap in God's and His Church's face. As we wrote in our Ash Wednesday OPEN LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF AMERICA and a week later in It's up to you. Left or Right? we respectfully, but strongly recommend this past time of Lent and now Easter as a time for the bishops to extend the warning - a time of Mercy - for these wayward 'Catholics' who promote abortion to repent of their ways. If they stubbornly refuse, then after Pentecost Sunday it's time to take action and dismiss them as apostates. Do you really want that, Congressman Pallone?
You can e-mail Frank Pallone and, in love, ask him yourself. Beg him to repent of his ways. Remind him what Jesus asserts in Matthew 16: 26-27, "For what does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will render to everyone according to his conduct." Is his political career more important than the welfare of his soul? Ask him. His e-mail is Frank.Pallone@mail.house.gov
We call on the bishop, whose jurisdiction govern's Pallone's area of residence in Long Branch and his constituents, Bishop John M. Smith, Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, along with Pallone's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C., to jointly issue a mandate to Congressman Pallone that if he persists after Pentecost Sunday he will be EXCOMMUNICATED.
These bishops must realize that they have a duty before God, a duty to their flocks to extend mercy through the grace-period of this past Lent and now the Easter Season leading up to Pentecost. If no action is taken or if there is and Congressman Pallone refuses to heed even the Church, then let him be an anathema.
Like the prodigal son, we will gladly welcome him back and be proud to number him as a loyal Catholic - as a Paul who once was Saul. Does Frank Pallone really want his legacy in eternity to be that he was one of "Herod's Heroes?" With all the good that he has sought to accomplish, why have it blotted out by the evil that he has done? We pray his heart will be touched and he will return to the fold. We ask him to seek out Father Daniel Coughlin, House Chaplain, and discuss it with him. But if he refuses, or chooses not to cooperate with the Church, if he ignores God's commands, then so be it. He has sold his soul to the devil and Christ has made it very clear in Matthew 19: 15-18 of how to treat one who turns his back on His teachings.
Our bishops MUST follow Our Lord's teachings, they MUST stand up for Christ and His Church. They MUST not only speak out without reservation, but they MUST issue the ultimatum to these pro-abort politicians who bring so much scandal to the Church by continuing to call themselves 'Catholic.' If, by Pentecost Sunday, Congressman Pallone refuses to repent, then he must be notified that he has interdicted himself by his actions, incurred automatic suspension (latae sententiae), and thus has been EXCOMMUNICATED! (cf. Canon Law 1329, 2; 1397 and 1398).
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